Lateral Buoys and Standard Daybeacons (2009) - TP 14541 E



Lateral Buoys

Bifurcation (red and green bands) You may pass this buoy on either side when moving upstream.
The colour of the top band shows which is the main or preferred channel.
For example: keep this buoy on your starboard (right) side.

Port
(green can) Keep this buoy on your port (left) side when going upstream.

Port (green pillar) Keep this buoy on your port (left) side when going upstream.
  Port (green spar)
Keep this buoy on your port (left) side when going upstream.

Starboard (red spar)
Keep this buoy on your starboard (right) side when going upstream.

Starboard (red conical)
Keep this buoy on your starboard (right) side when going upstream.

Starboard (red pillar)
Keep this buoy on your starboard (right) side when going upstream.

Fairway

This buoy marks safe water at landfalls, channel entrances or channel centres. While it may be passed on either side, it should be kept to the port (left) side when going in either direction.




 

This buoy marks an isolated danger.Isolated Danger

This buoy marks an isolated danger, such as a small shoal or a wreck, that has navigable water all around it. Consult the chart to learn the size, depth, etc. of the danger.



 

Standard Daybeacons

When going upstream, keep a port hand daybeacon on your port (left) side.Port Hand - When going upstream, keep a port hand daybeacon on your port (left) side.


 

This daybeacon marks a point where the channel divides and may be passed on either side.Junction (Preferred channel to right) - This daybeacon marks a point where the channel divides and may be passed on either side. If you want to take the channel to your right, keep this daybeacon on your port (left) side.


 

Upstream

This daybeacon marks a point where the channel divides and may be passed on either side.Junction (Preferred channel to left) - This daybeacon marks a point where the channel divides and may be passed on either side. If you want to take the channel to your left, keep this daybeacon on your starboard (right) side.


 

When going upstream, keep a starboard hand daybeacon on your starboard (right) side.Starboard Hand - When going upstream, keep a starboard hand daybeacon on your starboard (right) side.

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